Who will start for the Jacksonville Jaguars? A look at a couple of recent articles outlining the starters and the defensive line.
"In the most unsurprising and expected prediction for a starting job, quarterback Blake Bortles is easily the starter for the Jaguars in Week 1. The sophomore quarterback will be looking for a better season in 2015, and he certainly got to a good start in the first preseason game.Bortles threw for 118 yards, completed 11 of 15 passes with three drops from his receivers and also had a nice run for a four-yard rushing touchdown. Bortles looked calm, confident and just better, plain and simple."
"Chris Clemons, Andre Branch, Chris Smith and Ryan Davis were supposed to compete for the back up LEO spot and back up Dante Fowler, but instead will have to platoon the starting job. Clemons has claimed to be in the best shape of his career while at mini-camp but has yet to actually practice with the team due to off the field issues.The Jaguar’s struggled to consistently generate pressure on the quarterback last season. They were lucky last season to come in tied for 6th in the league in sacks and that can mostly be chalked up to great play calling by the defensive coordinator. I doubt they get that lucky again this year and they will need this line to make big plays on their own."
"In an effort to keep his players refreshed — and to avoid injuries to any more starters — Gus Bradley won’t have the Jaguars practice in full pads any longer this week. There is still no determination on whether rookie running back T.J. Yeldon will play on Saturday against the New York Giants. He is battling a sprained hand."
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